Extract for Text Level Work
Students explore, examine and study a literacy activity addressing key elements of the National Literacy Strategy while exploring the life of a cocoa farmer in the South. They identify the important points in a short non-fiction passage.
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Nonfiction Text Format vs. A Nonfiction Poetry Format
Focus on central ideas and supporting details by asking your class members to create very condensed versions of articles. Provide a selection of articles for learners to read. After they have completed this work, their job is to mark the...
7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Simple Texts for Primary Pupils
Can literacy get any more fun than this? Learners not only have fun, but gain confidence as well when presented with familiar text in another language. Select books, songs, poems, even recipes written in another language, and using the...
K - 6th English Language Arts
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5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Closely For Textual Details: "And, above all, we had to learn English."
Only a thorough understanding of history can save us from repeating it. Practice close reading skills with an eighth grade unit that focuses on 19th century America, including European immigration into Ellis Island and Frederick...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Forever Young: America’s Obsession with Never Growing Old
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7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Young readers work on evaluating claims in a piece of informational text with the article "In New York, It's Open Bag or Find Exits" from the New York Times. They analyze current search procedures implemented to fight terrorism and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Details From The Text
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2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable